Three weeks away I mentioned how much I enjoyed watching a frog transform from polliwog to adult. This had me thinking and the next thing I knew I was ordering larvae. Several days later a box arrived on my doorstep, the contents; five caterpillars, caterpillar food, a culture kit, and a net cage.
The metamorphosis, from caterpillar to Painted Lady Butterfly, takes about three to four weeks. Currently, they are busy spinning silk and getting ready to form their chrysalids and enter the pupa stage.
The photo is not the best, as it was taken through the glass of their home which is now filled with silk fibers. This little guy may be not be the best looking guy on the block but just we wait and see what happens to him.